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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Stupid Ads...

Admittedly, they are pretty but it's gonna get dirty anyway so why bother?


There have been several very stupid ads lately here in Malaysia...No, make that plenty of stupid ads. These commercials that have aired on our local tv have been so horrendously bad that I am beginning to think that is physically impossible for us to produce good advertisements. There is just something very wrong with the way we market our products and services. Only a very small percentage ever really make sense.

One particularly BAD ad that has been floating around on my mind is the new Kotex pads ad! It is the most stupid thing on earth!

The ad starts out with three friends, all girls of course, walking around a shopping mall looking at things and admiring them. These girls look at a wedding dress and of course it's white because it's a wedding dress -DUH! But apparently, this does not satisfy them. Instead, they are thinking "There's something wrong with this picture...But what is it?" And then they go to a bakery or something like that and see all these pretty cakes and stuff but they're all white too. Once again, they have that same unsatisfied look splashed across their faces. Oh, and before all that, they walked out some place and found and old man selling some 'kacang putih'.

Apparently, the white cakes and pastries just seemed to be the last straw for the ring leader and she simply had to do something about it. She whipped out the new Kotex pads with -and this is the best part- flower patterns sprinkled all over the pad!! Flower patterns, I tell you! FLOWERS! On pads!!! Whatever the hell for? My housemates/ classmates were all going "WTH? Why would anyone get bored at looking at wedding dresses that are white? They're wedding dresses, for god's sake! And why do we need flowers on our pads?? You bleed on it anyway! No purpose whatsoever!"

Regardless of the sheer stupidity of the ad, my friends and I resolved to find a better commercial that would introduce Malaysian women to a whole new concept of wearing flowers on the pads.

We tried...
We tried....


We tried.........




We tried.................

We tried.......................

And gave up! The concept's too dumb that trying to help it succeed was fatal from the very beginning. Meh. Well, I figured we should try at least, seeing as we were English language students and could go into broadcasting or advertising if we so desired. Local ads aside, please check out some cool ads from the US and other countries like:

Jack-In-The-Box fries fight ad:

Visa Mastercard ad:

Chocolate ad:

And the best, last but DEFINITELY not least, US Kotex ad:

2 comments:

mUSe_in_mUSing said...

This made me laugh! ROFL XD

Sparrow_Wing said...

awww, thnks, my first comment in two hundred yrs! i'm so happy! thanks ainatul! glad i could make you laugh! :D